Thursday October 30th, 2014
Thursday October 30th, 2014
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Akunyili and the Nigerian Death-Rumour Syndrome

  /   in Tentacles 7:16 pm   /   Comments

doraakunyili

Last week, fiery former NAFDAC boss Dora Akunyili joined the list of notable Nigerians whose deaths were announced before they actually happened.

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Yahya Jammeh: Lessons in Pan-Africanism

  /   in Tentacles 12:12 am   /   Comments

CENTENARY-CELEBRATION-INTER

AT the infamous Nigerian centenary celebration in the nation’s capital, the now famous speech of the Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, stole the show at the International Conference Centre, ICC), Abuja, venue of the Centenary lecture. Mostly, the value of the speech was in its condemnation of the senseless killings of Nigerian citizens in northern Nigeria.

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Yahya Jammeh: Lessons in Pan-Africanism

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AT the infamous Nigerian centenary celebration in the nation’s capital, the now famous speech of the Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, stole the show at the International Conference Centre, ICC), Abuja, venue of the Centenary lecture. Mostly, the value of the speech was in its condemnation of the senseless killings of Nigerian citizens in northern Nigeria.

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Planning for a Revolution

  /   in Tentacles 12:51 am   /   Comments

*Protesters in support of CP Mbu demonstrating on the Aba road in Port Harcourt, yesterday

THE launch of the Jonathan adminis tration’s Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan,NIRP, and the National Enterprise Development Programme, NEDEP, looks more and more like déjà vu.

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Cashless Policy: Reality and Possibilities

  /   in Tentacles 6:49 pm   /   Comments

Point of Sales, POS, facilities

THE Nigerian banking industry has seen its own fair share of innuendo. Like other Nigerian colonial and pre-colonial institutions, the first Nigerian banks started on solid footing.

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Ringing the bell on Wall Street

  /   in Tentacles 12:23 am   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan at famous Wall Street on Monday, September 23, 2013, closing the bell of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

It had been much cause for concern, during the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo administration, that the president had spent a good deal of his first term in office junketing round the world.

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Senator Yerima, marital age and 1999 constitution

  /   in Tentacles 12:00 am   /   Comments

Senator Ahmed Yerima

IT initially appeared like a joke – a very bad joke- when Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima took the microphone at a hearing of the Senate constitution review committee, which had earlier recommended alteration of section ‘29’ of the constitution that deals with the manner of renunciation of citizenship, questioning why the section dealing with age of a married woman was deleted, describing the move as “un-Islamic”.

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A domestic appendage

  /   in Tentacles 12:38 am   /   Comments

Soyinka

WHEN Kongi takes on erstwhile occupants of the Nigerian powerhouse, amusement, rather than angst, is elicited. Viewed from whatever angle, the scale is set up not to be balanced. Wole Soyinka will beat any administration we have ever had in a popularity contest, particularly while the latter is in power. In addition, he is a man so accustomed to poetry, that he entertains the audience away from the point being made by government.

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